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Bug 47351 - Improper kerning of subscripts for italic characters
Summary: Improper kerning of subscripts for italic characters
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 91021 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Font-Rendering
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Reported: 2012-03-15 05:26 UTC by bellgardt
Modified: 2019-10-22 02:32 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Document demonstrating the inappropriate kerning (22.00 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2012-03-15 05:26 UTC, bellgardt

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Description bellgardt 2012-03-15 05:26:54 UTC
Created attachment 58504 [details]
Document demonstrating the inappropriate kerning

When subscripts or superscripts are applied to italic text the optical impression is different for both types. The spacing behind a normal letter and a following subscript is much bigger compared to a superscript. The attached document demonstrates this effect and shows how it should look, e.g. in MS Word.

This problem existed already in OOo and is still present in LO
Comment 1 sasha.libreoffice 2012-06-08 00:53:17 UTC
Thanks for bugreport
reproduced in 3.3.4 and 3.5.4 on Fedora 64 bit using attachment
reproduced in 3.5.4 on Windows XP with TimesNewRoman, typed manually
Problem presents also in Calc and Impress

Retaining version to [unspecified], because bug inherited from OOo

PS: I do not know, which version is more correct, Word or Writer. But more short distance (Word) looks more beautiful. 
Another potential problem: incorrect opening documents from msOffce, because text will not fit in specified area on page due to bigger distance between characters.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-01-05 17:52:11 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 bellgardt 2015-01-06 14:18:49 UTC
The bug still exists in LO (Build ID: e183d5b). Tested with 32-bit version on Windows 7 64 bit.
Comment 4 bellgardt 2015-01-06 14:21:27 UTC
Bug also present in LO, Build-ID: 3a87456aaa6a95c63eea1c1b3201acedf0751bd5
on same system as before.
Comment 5 Buovjaga 2015-05-05 14:14:42 UTC
*** Bug 91021 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 09:37:18 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 bellgardt 2016-10-04 14:22:32 UTC
Bug still exists in Version:
Build-ID: 8f96e87c890bf8fa77463cd4b640a2312823f3ad
Comment 8 bellgardt 2017-11-10 13:23:20 UTC
Bug still exists in version:
Build-ID: 92a7159f7e4af62137622921e809f8546db437e5
CPU-Threads: 4; System: Windows 6.1; UI-Render: Standard; 
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE); Calc: CL
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2019-10-22 02:32:00 UTC
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